Best toileting aid options.
Many chronic illness or disability and condition such as spinal injuries, elderly, traumatic accident, hip fracture, and dementia force individuals to adhere to bed rest for a long time. The quality of life of a patient and his chances of recovery largely depend on the care that he or she receives. As person is confined to bed he or she will get moment of feeling argue to visit washroom and restroom. The great challenge is the difficulties that this individual comes across when they need in accessing washroom and rest room. Toileting option is there to help this individual have a way to solve this challenges by eliminating hustles and difficulties in answering that call of nature. Toileting aids can help caregivers maintain bathroom privacy and independence for the person they are caring for. People who need help with toileting and hygiene often appreciate being given the option to care for their own needs as much as possible. In this article we are looking at toileting options for bedridden and with mobility impairment challenges.
Bedpans are portable devices used for passing urine or stool usually while in bed or on a chair. They are most useful for those people with very limited mobility, who are unable to get out of bed or transfer from a chair to a toilet and who usually require caregiver help to position the bedpan. Bed pan make it possible for patient to access rest room with less difficulties and hustles and make caregiver work easy and convenient.
- Adult diapers (Incontinence pads)
In the later stages of dementia, people may be unable to stay continent because of changes caused by the disease. You may want to use diapers at night or other times, combined with a rubber sheet on the mattress underneath the cotton ones. This help maintain your loved one’s dignity by checking the sheets regularly for wetness and changing them as needed.
- Portable urinals
Portable urinal are generally small, lightweight and made from molded plastic materials. They can be calibrated to indicate urine level and they have a secure airtight cover. There are male or female portable urinals. Female portable urinals have comfort fit female model with unique padded ring which creates a better seal and increased comfort. If someone is confined to bed but able to sit or stand up, a portable urinal is the best option which may allow one to relieve himself without depending on a caregiver. Once urine has been passed into the urinal it is securely contained away from the body until a convenient time for disposal.
- Portable commodes
This is a lightweight metal and plastic chair with a removable toilet bowl. Sometime they can be used as a shower seat as well. They are best option for people recovering from injuries or surgery. Take precaution if the chair has wheels by ensuring you lock them up before using it. Also, be sure that you buy a portable commode that can support the patient’s weight.
Urinary catheter is used to drain urine out of the bladder. It consists of a thin, rubber tube that enters the urethra and goes into the bladder, where it is held in place by a small balloon. The opposite end of the tube is connected to a collection bag. Proper hygiene and care of the catheter is crucial for avoiding bladder and kidney infections. If your loved one cannot use a bedpan or diapers, and can’t stand up to use a bedside commode, he or she will find urinary catheter useful.